Israel Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman and his wife Chava have tested positive for COVID-19, the health ministry announced on Wednesday night. Both are in good condition and quarantined at home.
Litzman, 71, is the most senior Israeli government official to be diagnosed with the virus.
Those who have been in contact with Litzman in the past two weeks will be required to enter self-quarantine, which includes Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen, the head of the National Security Council, Meir Ben Shabbat, Director-General of the Health Ministry, Moshe Bar-Siman Tov and others, who all had meetings with Litzman.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)